WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) Two people familiar with the deal say that free-agent catcher Matt Wieters has agreed to a contract with the Washington Nationals, pending a physical.
The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Tuesday because nothing had been announced yet.
Wieters is a four-time All-Star who has played his entire career with the Baltimore Orioles after being taken with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2007 amateur draft.
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Wieters is a switch-hitter known for his ability to work with a pitching staff. He has a .256 career batting average with 117 homers and 437 RBIs over eight seasons.